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Weekly RoundUp 4/12/2005 (1 Viewer)

Mike Frezon

Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY
The Weekly RoundUp

There will be no rescue, no intervention for us. We can only save ourselves. Many of you know influential people abroad, you must call these people. You must tell them what will happen to us... say goodbye. But when you say goodbye, say it as if you are reaching through the phone and holding their hand. Let them know that if they let go of that hand, you will die. We must shame them into sending help.
– Don Cheadle as Paul Rusesabagina (Hotel Rwanda – 2004)

–Rebecca De Mornay as Thelma & Geraldine Page as Carrie Watts (Trip to Bountiful – 1985)

TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAdventures of Bullwhip Griffin$14.99$14.99$17.99--All In the Family: Season 4$20.96$24.99$24.99--Apakimentari$22.49$19.99$19.99--A-Team: Season 2$34.99$37.99$39.99$37.99-Bad Education (NR)$18.87$19.99$19.99--Bad Education (R)$20.22$19.99$19.99--Barefoot Executive$14.99$14.99$17.99--Blood Trail$24.28$24.99$19.99--Bob Newhart Show: Season 1$20.99$22.99$24.99$22.99-C.H.O.M.P.S.$13.45$12.99$10.99--Convicts (1991)$13.45$12.99$10.99--Criminal (2004)$20.96$21.99$19.99--Flower of My Secret$26.95$24.99$24.99--The Golden Seal$13.45$12.99$10.99--Harvey Birdman: Volume 1$20.99$24.99$21.99$22.99-Hawaii (1966)$11.21$9.99$10.99-- Hitchhiker: Volume 2$31.48$29.99$29.99--Hotel Rwanda$18.89$19.99$17.99$15.99$17.99Invader Zim: House Box Set$27.97$25.99$29.99--Jeffersons: Season 3$20.96$24.99$24.99$24.99-KnightRider: Season 2$34.99$37.99$34.99$37.99-Lt. Robin Crusoe, USN$14.99$14.99$17.99--Mac and Me$11.21$12.99$10.99--Magnum PI: Season 2$34.99$37.99$34.99$37.99$33.99Memento Mori (Yeogo Goedam)$19.79$20.99$22.00--Million Dollar Duck$14.99$14.99$17.99--Namu: My Best Friend$13.45$10.99$10.99--Ocean’s Twelve$18.17$16.99$14.99$15.99$18.49Phantom of the Opera (1943)$18.73-$17.99--Sasquatch Hunters$22.46$23.99$24.97--Sledge Hammer!: Season 2$27.99$29.99$34.99--SpaceGhost Coast/Coast: Vol. 3$20.99$24.99$24.99--Staying Together$11.21$12.99$10.99--**Suspect Zero$20.99$19.99$19.99$19.99$18.49Teen Titans: Season 1 Vol. 2$13.98$17.99$15.99--Trip to Bountiful$11.21$9.99$10.99--Twin Sitters$17.95$14.99$15.99--Viva La Bam: Seasons 2 & 3$27.29$29.99$24.99$27.99-The Woodsman$18.87$16.99$19.99$19.99-

Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_N/A_" in the grid, it means that this title is not shown as available on that chain's website or perhaps in their ads...but it COULD still be in-stores!

$_"LP" means the advertisement says "Low Price", and $_"HP" means the advertisement says "Hot Price". Use of either of these in the Roundup grid indicates that I could not locate a definite price for the item, and the ad is all I have to go on. Retailers use these phrases in advertisements so that they do not violate MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) agreements with the studios. Doing so can cost them thousands or even millions of dollars in co-op advertising funds.

I only include the titles I feel like including (or the ones Dave tells me he's looking for ;o)). In fact, the titles are pretty much the ones I'm personally interested in, with few exceptions. I don't get paid for this, and I don't have time to devote to doing every DVD. So, please don't complain. If there is a title not included in the Roundup that you want to see, just look it up yourself, and be nice enough to post and share the results with everyone...like Dave & I do!

Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the standard Roundup: they set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is not a way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. When it comes to Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".

**BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Suspect Zero is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! Also, Bad Education is available in both R-Rated and Not-Rated editions...get the correct one!

--Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply.

--Well, you knew it was going to happen. It was only a matter of time. And that time has now come. Best Buy is now offering certain DVD savings only to those who are members of their Reward Zone program!! On the following titles, Reward Zone members save an additional $3 to $5 on these already low advertised prices:

[c]Bob Newhart Show: Season 1 $19.99 (after RZ Savings)
Harvey Birdman: Volume 1 $21.99
Space Ghost-Coast to Coast: Volume 3 $21.99
Viva La Bam: Seasons 2 & 3 $26.99
The Jeffersons: Season 3 $21.99
All In the Family: Season 4 $21.99
Sledge Hammer!: Season 2 $26.99
Knight Rider: Season 2 $32.99
The A-Team: Season 2 $32.99
Magnum P.I.: Season 2 $32.99 [/c]

--Best Buy is also offering a 2/$20 deal on Ocean’s Eleven ($9.99) and Ocean’s Twelve ($16.99). $10 + $17 = $27. $27 - $20 = $7 savings. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Circuit City is offering a FREE CD with the purchase of Ocean’s Twelve ($14.99) at their stores. “Vegas Passport” is a 10-track full-length CD featuring music inspired by the film. While supplies last. Minimum 30 per store. Plus, they have Ocean’s Eleven on sale for $5.99…making that combo 2/$21 plus the FREE CD.

--Those of you who have been waiting patiently for the latest DVD releases of the films of Truffaut, Renoir and Bergman can take respite in the fact that this week Circuit City is offering the following deal: buy Viva La Bam: Seasons 2 & 3 ($24.99) and you can buy Jackass the Movie ($9.99) for just $3. Just $3!


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The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: April 12, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)


Curse of the Jade Scorpion, For Love or Money, Gotcha!, The Guru, Head Over Heels, The Hindenburg, Kuffs, Leave it to Beaver, Man on the Moon, Mercury Rising, Monsoon Wedding, Small Time Crooks, The Truth About Charlie, Van Helsing: London Assignment, Videodrome, Waking the Dead, The War Wagon, The Watcher, Waterworld ... $9.99

Patrick Sun

Senior HTF Member
Jun 30, 1999
Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Jackass the Movie

Ocean's Eleven

2 for $15:
Die Hard 2
Die Hard 3
Rain Man
Jeepers Creepers 2
Cape Fear
Three Kings
The Untouchables
Uptown Girls
The Bone Collector
Next Friday
Lost in Translation
Saturday Night Fever
Mr. Holland's Opus
Show Girls
Tomb Raider 2: Cradle of Life
An Officer & a Gentlemen
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Minority Report
Dances with Wolves


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$20 for RZ Members
Ocean's 11 & Ocean's 12

$17.99 each:
Alf season 1
Boomtown season 1
Will & Grace season 1
Dead Zone season 1
Providence season 1
Saved by the Bell season 1 & 2
Metallica: Some King of Monster
Eagles: Hell Freezes Over

2 for $15:
Mystic Pizza
My Best Friend's Wedding
Three Kings
The Untouchables
The Perfect Storm
Thin Red Line
Notting Hill
Runaway Bride
A River Runs Through It
Legends of the Fall
Meet Joe Black
Thelma & Louise
The Original Kings of Comedy

$9.99 each:
David Bowie: ART
John Mayer: AGS
Los Lonely Boys: TS LVA


Target on sale DVD items:

No catalogue DVD items listed on sale.

Mike Frezon

Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY

And to think I almost missed that release this week! :b

I must admit. I know NOTHING about this show. But I think the packaging (especially the disc labels) look VERY cool!


Bill Thomann

Supporting Actor
Nov 2, 2003
Thanks although I'm not getting anything this week. I can't believe Oceans 12 with a freakin' trailer is going to be its last release. There's gotta be an SE planned.

george kaplan

Senior HTF Member
Mar 14, 2001
Thanks Mike.

A pretty heavy, and unusual week for me. Heavy cause I'll be buying 5 things. Unusual cause a couple of those are blind buys which I don't do. But in this case, even if I don't like them, I'm pretty certain my son will. :)

The Bob Newhart Show
The Barefoot Executive
Million Dollar Duck
Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
Lt. Robin Crusoe, USN

Mike Frezon

Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY
george: I sense a trend with those last four titles on your list.

Do you know if their aspect ratios are okay? I don't have any knowledge that they are not, I only ask because I thought there might have been some questions about whether BVHV has MAR'ed some of its catalog titles in the past.


Second Unit
Mar 27, 2004
Real Name

Wow, what an amazing price for this. For anyone who was on the fence or unfamiliar with this great show, jump on this!


Senior HTF Member
Jan 6, 2004
I was going to get Bob Newhart at Target, but I can't pass up the price at BB for RewardZone members! Plus, I am almost close to getting another certificate!


Senior HTF Member
Jul 17, 2000
Upstate NY
Real Name
Thanks, as always, Mike & Patrick. It'll be All in the Family S4 and Viva La Bam Ss 2&3 for me tnis week. I may also pick up Bob Newhart S1, but probably not.

And BB's lower prices exclusively for RZ members is just another reason to dislike BB. Having it on occasion (as they have in the past) is fine, but to have it on the bulk of this week's new releases is getting ridiculous. They're turning into a mini Costco/BJ's/Sam's Club, charging a premium for non-members.

george kaplan

Senior HTF Member
Mar 14, 2001

It is nearly impossible to tell half the time what the OAR of these Disney films even was. Some have been released that are clearly OAR, others clearly p&s, but many are still a question mark.

I'm actually leaving town for a conference this week, so won't be buy these til I get back next weekend, and of course will search for any info about those titles before I do so, but I suspect that it will be indeterminant.


Jul 19, 2003
Here's what I pulled out:
All in the Family Season 2
Bad Education
Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law Vol. 1
Hotel Rwanda
Invader ZIM: House Box Complete Set
Japanese Hell
Knight Rider Season 2
Memento Mori
Ocean's 12
Red Wolf
Requiem from the Darkness Vol 4
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Vol 3
Suspect Zero
The A-Team Season 2
The Woodsman

What I get is a whole other issue.

Kenneth Cummings

Supporting Actor
Aug 7, 2001
If I wasn't saving up money for a portable dvd player, I would pick up the Birdman volume 1 and Invader Zim house. Thanks for the round up Mike.


Stunt Coordinator
Mar 17, 2004

Actually, this is not the first time Best Buy has done this. A while back, they had DVD's on sale only for RZ members.



Senior HTF Member
Nov 15, 2004
The basement of the FBI building
Harvey Birdman and Space Ghost for me!

"Well, you knew it was going to happen. It was only a matter of time. And that time has now come. Best Buy is now offering certain DVD savings only to those who are members of their Reward Zone program!!"

It's $10 to join RZ. If you think that you'll save more than $10 over the course of the year then it makes sense to join. If you won't, then go to the place with the cheaper regular price.

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